Lightning Capital GP, Jock Percy, PhD-Economics, discusses recent market volatility and examines the driving forces behind the current environment. In such markets, he reminds us that patience and discipline are essential.
Original research piece by Lightning Capital’s Charles Hwang. As university costs increase at an average inflation rate of 8% a year, how does someone try to save for a college degree? Many financial advisors and journalists preach the importance of opening a state 529 plan. However, how many parents are actually fully funding these plans to pay for all four years? I’ll explain the drawbacks of the 529 plan further and why I started the Coverdell Education Savings Account when my kids were born. I consider it superior to the 529 plan in several ways, IF it is done right.
If there was an ideal time to start or expand a bitcoin (BTC) mining operation, it’s probably the year when the bitcoin halving event occurs. It is a method to arbitrage electricity prices with the optionality of the bitcoin price rising. We recently witnessed the third halving event in May 2020 where the coinbase transaction decreased to 6.25 BTC from 12.50 BTC.
Original research piece by Lightning Capital’s Charles Hwang. Many people who have held bitcoin for a long time have been through several boom and bust cycles. Recently, many folks have noticed a pattern to these cycles linked to the bitcoin halving event that happens every 210,000 blocks or approximately every four years. Historically, these halving events have not been properly priced into the market, thus causing a large bull run; followed by a bear market. This bullishness is supported through fundamental factors that cause a downward shift in the supply of bitcoin while historically, there is a possibility of an increasing demand for it. If this is true, this ultimately could lead to a price surge and eventually correct back to a new equilibrium price.
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